Books Published by Your Hosts

Hirshman and Dolich

The vast majority of student-athletes dreaming of athletic stardom won’t make it to the pros. Yet, the discipline and skills they’ve developed while balancing a sport and academics make them ideally suited for satisfying careers elsewhere.

In 20 Secrets to Success for NCAA Student-Athletes Who Won’t Go Pro, the authors draw on personal experience, interviews, expert opinion, and industry data to provide a game plan for student-athletes through key transitions at each stage of their careers, from high school through college and beyond.

Modeled on Stephen Covey’s The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, this book provides a much-needed strategy for achieving career success. Readable and concise, it will be a valuable tool for students, parents, and sports administrators.

Pat Gallagher

In 2014, a small team of San Francisco Bay Area residents was assembled to work on what would be the biggest Super Bowl the NFL had ever staged - the milestone Super Bowl 50. The first Super Bowl in the Bay Area in more than 30 years, there was no municipal purse to tap, nor any roadmap to follow: this group had to develop its own playbook. 

In Big Game Bigger Impact authors Pat Gallagher and Stephanie Martin chronicle how the members of the San Francisco Bay Area Super Bowl 50 Host Committee came together with the region to not only host a Super Bowl, but also redefine the experience in the process. After the final whistle was blown, Super Bowl 50 was the most giving, most shared and most participatory Big Game to date. Former Host Committee colleagues Gallagher and Martin provide an insider's look into lessons learned during the Host Committee's two-year run-up - lessons that could benefit any business - and how their culture helped to achieve a record-setting Super Bowl, both on and off the field.

Pat Gallagher

The 600-year-old sport of golf was once considered a metaphor for culture, sportsmanship, and accomplishment in America. So why has participation declined so much in recent years?

The answer, according to author Pat Gallagher, is the sport’s resistance to productive change. While other sports have embraced new technology and innovation with open arms, traditionalists strive to protect the game of golf and keep it exactly as they love it—even in the face of suffering courses and shrinking audiences.

This first-hand account documents how Gallagher and his partners advocated new thinking to revive the game of golf, from both a sporting and business perspective. In January 2011, they founded the Alternative Golf Association and Project Flogton (“not golf” spelled backwards), in an attempt to challenge the leaders in golf to think differently and grow participation in the sport.

In this informative true story, readers will get a front row look at the ideas behind Alternative Golf, , what they accomplished, where they were wrong and what they now believe ought to happen in the future to reverse golf’s steady decline. In addition, you’ll find out the facts behind some of the biggest myths perpetuated by the golf industry, from participation numbers to the real consequences facing golf courses and investors.

Fred Claire

Fred Claire takes you through his 30 years with the Los Angeles Dodgers, from the 1988 championship victory to the turmoil of the 1988 Fox purchase. Claire reveals his personal perspective on the events that made headlines, as well as those that didn't.